This institute will present major topics in the AP* Calculus BC curriculum including differential equations and slopefields, Euler's method, logistic growth, infinite series, Taylor and Maclaurin polynomials and estimating using the Lagrange error formula. Details of recent AP* exam questions and their solutions will be presented along with grading procedures. Participants will develop lesson plans and create their own AP*-like questions. This institute is appropriate for new teachers and for experienced teachers seeking new strategies and methods. There will be a discussion of various texts and supplementary materials, as well as useful websites. It is essential that participants have a graphing calculator, TI-83/84 or TI-89, which they will use in class. All of these sources will be used to demonstrate methods of clarifying and enhancing topics on the AP* Calculus syllabus.
Updates to the AP Calculus AB and BC curricula took effect in the 2016-17 school year. No topics have been removed from the curricula, and there are minor changes to AP Calculus AB and BC course content. In addition, the exam format will have minor changes in the multiple choice section. Participants may wish visit the AP website (apcentral.collegeboard.com) to familiarize themselves with the new math practices.
The institute will provide information on the new curriculum framework that will tie course content to specific learning objectives.
Instructor: Dr. Maxine Lifshitz has taught mathematics in secondary schools and colleges for over 40 years. She is the author of AP Calculus AB/BC, published by Perfection Learning and is a contributor to the Solutions Guide to A.P. Exams published by the Mathematical Olympiads. Dr. Lifshitz was inducted into the Long Island Math Teachers' Hall of Fame by the Nassau County Math Teachers' Association in 2009.
July 24 - July 27, 2017; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Course Number: EDU 524 section: 20
(3 graduate credits or 2 in-service credits)
Suffolk Center, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale
Tuition and Fees: Graduate: $900 or In-Service: $795
Application & Registration Instructions
The AP* Summer Institutes may either be taken for 3 graduate credits for $900 (no additional fees) or on a non-credit basis for in-service credits for $795 (no additional fees). You tuition includes: complimentary continental breakfast and lunch each day, approved College Board materials, complimentary textbooks (depending upon the institute) and a binder of handouts from the instructor.
You must attend each day to receive in-service credit. If you are taking the course for graduate credit, in addition to attending the institute each day, there is a project that is due within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the institute.
The registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start date of each institute. Late registration may be possible if space and materials are still available.
The application and registration process differs depending upon the type of credit that you would like to receive. Please click here for either graduate or non-credit (in-service) application and registration procedures.
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